Party Music

Written by Samuel Wong
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Songs like Madonna's "Holiday" and "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang are not only hits from the 80s, they're timeless party classics as well. These songs appeal to older adults, teenagers, and even young children. They're easy to sing along to, and it's nearly impossible not to dance when these songs come blasting through the speakers.

"Holiday" and "Celebration" aren't the only universal party songs. When you hear "Shout" playing on the radio in the car, you can picture the crowd of people squatting down as the music gets softer, only to spring up with excitement as the song encourages you to get " ... a little bit louder now." Songs that make you want to dance, even when you're stuck in your car, have great party potential.

Shake Your Body to The Beat

Many songs from the golden age of Disco, although kitschy and sometimes campy are "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," and virtually any song from K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Even the youngest child knows how to do that classic John Travolta move from Saturday Night Fever, regardless of whether he or she has seen the movie or not.

If your crowd is comprised of a younger crowd, be sure to include modern classics, such as "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears, "We Like to Party" by the Vengaboys, and "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake. If the DJ puts on a song like Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," the dance floor will be filled with people doing their best robotic dance moves. Whatever music you choose to play, make it fun and fast.

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